Young sensation ‘Super’ Sage Northcutt made his return to the welterweight division where he had unfinished business.
The 22 years old, bulked up to welterweight after being tired of depleting himself to the lightweight limit of 155 pounds. Having a 0-2 record at welterweight, Northcutt earned his first victory in the welterweight division earlier today when he defeated Zak Ottow via TKO in the second round. Northcutt is now entertaining the idea of fighting at middleweight.
“Who knows?” Northcutt said backstage in the event’s FS1-televised co-headliner at CenturyLink Arena in Boise, Idaho. “If you look at my brother, my brother’s like (6-foot-4), and he’s only 19 years old. So I hope I’m as tall as him.
“I might be 6-5. I could be 220, 230 pounds. I have no idea. My mom’s dad was 6-5. I could be fighting at 185 in the future. But first, 170.”
Northcutt further said working with former bantamweight title challenger and UFC Hall of Famer Urijah Faber has helped him a lot.
“I’m at his gym all the time,” Northcutt said. “I’m learning the sequences, the techniques, everything. Now, fighting at my natural weight and grow into that weight class, it will be even better.”
UFC: Sage Northcutt thinking to move back up to the Welterweight Division